The Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees: A Preliminary Report, 1865

4.4 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780939666690: The Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees: A Preliminary Report, 1865
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan visited Yosemite National Park, they both called out Fredrick Law Olmsted as a major influence and inspiration for their documentary film, "The National Parks: America’s Best Idea." To celebrate Mr. Olmsted and his contributions to our National Parks, the Yosemite Conservancy, in partnership with Heyday Books, has reprinted Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove: A Preliminary Report, 1865” with a new foreword by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. This seminal book is a must read for anyone interested in the National Parks and our public lands. The first eloquent expression of the need for conservation in 1865 is found in this remarkable and prescient report by Frederick Law Olmsted. No statement since has been so cogent or powerful. Pristine natural landscapes, Olmsted observed, provide people with refreshing rest and re-invigoration.” They are good perhaps essential for the soul. Which is why, he noted, that from time immemorial they have most often become the exclusive domain of any society’s most privileged classes, a monopoly, in a very peculiar manner, of a very few, very rich people.” Olmsted believed a great democracy had a greater obligation: to provide means of protection for all its citizens in the pursuit of happiness.” That meant, he argued, that the establishment by government of great public grounds for the free enjoyment of the people . . . is thus justified and enforced as a political duty.” Olmsted gave additional reasons for creating public parks, including that they are undeniably good for the local, state, and national economy because of the tourist business they engender. His report also included practical advice about building roads and shelters, as well as instituting regulations to zealously protect the dignity of the scenery.” All of his points are as pertinent today as they were when he first read them to his fellow Yosemite commissioners nearly 150 years ago. But in deliberately borrowing from our nation’s founding document, which proclaims that the pursuit of happiness” is among the inalienable rights of every human being, and in attaching that notion to why Yosemite (or any other future park) should not be allowed to become a rich man’s park,” Olmsted infused the national park idea with its most enduring principle.”

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Frederick Law Olmsted was the co-designer of Central Park in New York City who served as manager of John C. Fremont's Mariposa Estate in California.

Victoria Post Ranney is the editor of Volume 5 of The Papers of Frederic Law Olmsted entitled "The California Frontier, 1863-64" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990). A graduate of Radcliffe College at Harvard University, she also studied at the University of Chicago.

Wayne Thiebaud is a leading American painter known for his use of thickly applied paint in representing colorful variations of food items and other objects. His works are represented in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Library of Congress.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 8.95
US$ 7.97

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Frederick Law Olmsted
Published by Yosemite Conservancy, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yosemite Conservancy, United States, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan visited Yosemite National Park, they both called out Fredrick Law Olmsted as a major influence and inspiration for their documentary film, The National Parks: America s Best Idea. To celebrate Mr. Olmsted and his contributions to our National Parks, the Yosemite Conservancy, in partnership with Heyday Books, has reprinted Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove: A Preliminary Report, 1865 with a new foreword by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. This seminal book is a must read for anyone interested in the National Parks and our public lands. The first eloquent expression of the need for conservation in 1865 is found in this remarkable and prescient report by Frederick Law Olmsted. No statement since has been so cogent or powerful. Pristine natural landscapes, Olmsted observed, provide people with refreshing rest and re-invigoration. They are good -- perhaps essential -- for the soul. Which is why, he noted, that from time immemorial they have most often become the exclusive domain of any society s most privileged classes, a monopoly, in a very peculiar manner, of a very few, very rich people. Olmsted believed a great democracy had a greater obligation: to provide means of protection for all its citizens in the pursuit of happiness. That meant, he argued, that the establishment by government of great public grounds for the free enjoyment of the people .is thus justified and enforced as a political duty. Olmsted gave additional reasons for creating public parks, including that they are undeniably good for the local, state, and national economy because of the tourist business they engender. His report also included practical advice about building roads and shelters, as well as instituting regulations to zealously protect the dignity of the scenery. All of his points are as pertinent today as they were when he first read them to his fellow Yosemite commissioners nearly 150 years ago. But in deliberately borrowing from our nation s founding document, which proclaims that the pursuit of happiness is among the inalienable rights of every human being, and in attaching that notion to why Yosemite (or any other future park) should not be allowed to become a rich man s park, Olmsted infused the national park idea with its most enduring principle. Seller Inventory # AAS9780939666690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Frederick Law Olmsted
Published by Yosemite Conservancy, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yosemite Conservancy, United States, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. When Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan visited Yosemite National Park, they both called out Fredrick Law Olmsted as a major influence and inspiration for their documentary film, The National Parks: America s Best Idea. To celebrate Mr. Olmsted and his contributions to our National Parks, the Yosemite Conservancy, in partnership with Heyday Books, has reprinted Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove: A Preliminary Report, 1865 with a new foreword by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. This seminal book is a must read for anyone interested in the National Parks and our public lands. The first eloquent expression of the need for conservation in 1865 is found in this remarkable and prescient report by Frederick Law Olmsted. No statement since has been so cogent or powerful. Pristine natural landscapes, Olmsted observed, provide people with refreshing rest and re-invigoration. They are good -- perhaps essential -- for the soul. Which is why, he noted, that from time immemorial they have most often become the exclusive domain of any society s most privileged classes, a monopoly, in a very peculiar manner, of a very few, very rich people. Olmsted believed a great democracy had a greater obligation: to provide means of protection for all its citizens in the pursuit of happiness. That meant, he argued, that the establishment by government of great public grounds for the free enjoyment of the people .is thus justified and enforced as a political duty. Olmsted gave additional reasons for creating public parks, including that they are undeniably good for the local, state, and national economy because of the tourist business they engender. His report also included practical advice about building roads and shelters, as well as instituting regulations to zealously protect the dignity of the scenery. All of his points are as pertinent today as they were when he first read them to his fellow Yosemite commissioners nearly 150 years ago. But in deliberately borrowing from our nation s founding document, which proclaims that the pursuit of happiness is among the inalienable rights of every human being, and in attaching that notion to why Yosemite (or any other future park) should not be allowed to become a rich man s park, Olmsted infused the national park idea with its most enduring principle. Seller Inventory # BTE9780939666690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Frederick Law Olmsted
Published by Yosemite Conservancy, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yosemite Conservancy, United States, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan visited Yosemite National Park, they both called out Fredrick Law Olmsted as a major influence and inspiration for their documentary film, The National Parks: America s Best Idea. To celebrate Mr. Olmsted and his contributions to our National Parks, the Yosemite Conservancy, in partnership with Heyday Books, has reprinted Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove: A Preliminary Report, 1865 with a new foreword by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. This seminal book is a must read for anyone interested in the National Parks and our public lands. The first eloquent expression of the need for conservation in 1865 is found in this remarkable and prescient report by Frederick Law Olmsted. No statement since has been so cogent or powerful. Pristine natural landscapes, Olmsted observed, provide people with refreshing rest and re-invigoration. They are good -- perhaps essential -- for the soul. Which is why, he noted, that from time immemorial they have most often become the exclusive domain of any society s most privileged classes, a monopoly, in a very peculiar manner, of a very few, very rich people. Olmsted believed a great democracy had a greater obligation: to provide means of protection for all its citizens in the pursuit of happiness. That meant, he argued, that the establishment by government of great public grounds for the free enjoyment of the people .is thus justified and enforced as a political duty. Olmsted gave additional reasons for creating public parks, including that they are undeniably good for the local, state, and national economy because of the tourist business they engender. His report also included practical advice about building roads and shelters, as well as instituting regulations to zealously protect the dignity of the scenery. All of his points are as pertinent today as they were when he first read them to his fellow Yosemite commissioners nearly 150 years ago. But in deliberately borrowing from our nation s founding document, which proclaims that the pursuit of happiness is among the inalienable rights of every human being, and in attaching that notion to why Yosemite (or any other future park) should not be allowed to become a rich man s park, Olmsted infused the national park idea with its most enduring principle. Seller Inventory # AAS9780939666690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Frederick Law OlmstedIllustrated by Wayne ThiebaudForward by Dayton Duncanand Ken Burns
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0939666693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Olmsted, Frederick Law
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1995. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780939666690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Olmsted, Frederick Law
Published by Yosemite Conservancy
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yosemite Conservancy. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0939666693 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1338965

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Frederick Law Olmsted
Published by Yosemite Association (1995)
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yosemite Association, 1995. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TV9780939666690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Frederick Law Olmsted
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97809396666900000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Frederick Law Olmsted
Published by Yosemite Conservancy
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yosemite Conservancy. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780939666690

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Olmsted, Frederick Law
Published by Yosemite Assn (1995)
ISBN 10: 0939666693 ISBN 13: 9780939666690
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yosemite Assn, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 44 pages. 9.25x5.25x0.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # z-0939666693

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book